Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spinach Pie aka Spanakopita

Spinach Pie is another recipe that Todd's Mom taught me and we love it just a little more than is healthy!

When I make it, we literally eat it for every meal until we are out of it.  I hope your family loves it as much as we do!  Here's how it goes...

What you need...

1 package phyllo dough
1/2 lb of melted butter
1 large container of small curd cottage cheese 
12-16 oz of frozen chopped spinach (I just use the whole bag of frozen spinach)
2 eggs
14 oz crumbled feta
2 T dried oregano
1 T garlic powder
1/2 C dried minced onion

Get it done...

Preheat oven to 350
Microwave spinach 2-3 mins; drain excess water
Combine all ingredients except phyllo dough and melted butter, mix well
Unfold phyllo dough; place one sheet in bottom of a 9x13 pan prepared with non-stick cooking spray
brush sheet of dough with melted butter

Doesn't have to be perfect...see the left side of mine, LOL!

Repeat to make 8 layers of dough brushed with butter
Spread 1/2 of the spinach mixture evenly over all
Layer 8 more sheets of dough brushed with butter
Spread other 1/2 spinach mixture over all

Going into the oven
Finish with dough sheets brushed with butter using whatever you have left.  
Bake at 350 uncovered until the top is golden.  About 25-35 mins.

Flaky golden goodness!!